Each week on Monday, I’ll post the calendar for the next 7 days. Here you’ll have access to the daily prompt/activity. I’ll post the follow up prompts daily on my Instagram stories, here one the blog, and will save them for you to view on Instagram in the Self Love Challenge highlight.
Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth.
Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being for others.
Self-love is not people pleasing.
Self-love is not selfish.
Self-love is not settling for less than you deserve.
Self-love can have a variety of different meanings, but the root always goes back to YOU.
We’re officially in the month of LOVE, which usually revolves around showing your love and appreciation for others. What we often forget is to show the same appreciation and effort in nurturing love for ourselves. There are plenty of ways you can show love to self and prioritize your own daily happiness.
Join me on the 28 Day Self-Love Challenge.
Follow along every day in my Instagram stories @theeheartofthematter! #HOTMSelfLoveChallenge
Can you believe that Christmas is in four days and the New Year’s around the corner?! I can’t, but with the end of the year vastly approaching, we have a few things to consider.
The holiday season is filled with hustle and bustle, excitement, and cheer. On the other hand, there’s also stress, exhaustion, waiting in long lines, planning, preparation, and even guilt.
We all know that holidays this year have been drastically different from what we’re used to. Some people will gather virtually, some people will meet in smaller groups, and some people will spend the holidays alone.
However, this leaves little time for taking care of oneself. Below 10 tips for practicing self-care during this holiday season.
Make Time For Self
It may seem like it’s selfish to take time to relax, but good stress management requires intentional down time. Create a daily routine for specific activities you enjoy, such cooking, taking a nice hot bath, meditating, reading a novel, or binging a Netflix series.
Anxiety can be a blessing and a curse. It can either push you forward or become so debilitating, to the point where you’re stuck in pit of negative emotions. This in turn becomes a cycle of thoughts that induce panic, fear, and worry.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, every year. Yet, only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
While most seek professional treatment such as psychotherapy and medication, there are effective strategies you can use daily to manage symptoms of anxiety. Whether you suffer from a diagnosable anxiety disorder or experience the occasional anxiety, anxiety can find its way to you.
Here are 4 strategies to help ease anxiety in your daily life: